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October 5, 2008

SeaMonkey 2.0 Alpha 1

Today the SeaMonkey project is happy to announce a major step in the path to SeaMonkey 2.0.

This release features many improvements, including the long-awaited Add-on Manager (like Firefox uses), memory footprint decreases and performance increases, as well as some significant improvements in website rendering and standards support (ACID2 compliance, and most of ACID3).

There have been some changes in supported platforms with this change, including dropping support for Windows 98 and Mac OS X 10.3 [due to changes in the backend]. And due to some of the changes, this release may be more stable on Windows Vista than our current version of SeaMonkey 1.1, even though this is still an Alpha.

We welcome any and all discussions on this alpha on our newsgroups, or you can even file a bug if you find one. Be sure to check our Known Issues prior to filing bugs.

SeaMonkey 2.0 Alpha 1 is available for download on the SeaMonkey website. Once you have downloaded and installed this release, we'd like to encourage you to get involved in discussing and reporting problems as well as further improving the product.

Thanks for testing and helping us to make SeaMonkey even better!

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